It gives me great pleasure to send the Australian Jewish community my best regards for the New Year and wish you well over the Fast.
Rosh Hashanah is a time to pause and take stock of the year that has passed.
In the past year Jewish Australians joined with Australians from all walks of life to campaign against bigotry and intolerance, and affirm Australia’s commitment to social cohesion and mutual respect. Your voices were heard in the Parliament, and resonated powerfully at the highest levels of government.
The strong role played by Jewish Australians in this campaign is a continuation of your long and proud history of community leadership. The Australian Jewish community has made its mark in so many aspects of public life, from business, the arts and philanthropy through to the legal profession and politics. You have made a significant contribution to Australia, and I thank you for your generosity, dedication and leadership.
On behalf of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party, thank you once again for your contribution, which has enriched us all.
Shanah Tovah Umetuka
TUESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2014
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